AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2014)
Was one of just four Blazers to earn starts in all 59 games ... drew a team-high 36 walks, which was second on UAB's single-season list ... delivered the game-winning walk off RBI in UAB's win over Ball State ... hit five home runs and totaled 28 RBI with a .245 batting average as a junior ... totaled 39 hits with six HBP's and eight sacrifice hits ... finished with six multiple-RBI games including two four-RBI contests (at Jacksonville State on March 18 and against FIU on March 22) ... also had an 18-game reached-base streak at one point during the year ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2013)
Earned 57 starts in all 57 appearances for the Blazers ... hit .245 during her second season in 155 at-bats with 27 runs scored and 38 hits ... recorded four doubles, a triple, three home runs, and 19 RBI's ... stole three bases in four attempts, and finished with a .944 fielding percentage in 97 putouts ... scored the game-winning run as UAB topped UCLA, 3-2, in 13 innings to win the NCAA Louisville Regional on May 19.
AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2012)
Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team ... played in 47 games, making 33 starts ... batted .242 with 16 hits and 17 runs ... went 3-for-3 with one run and two RBI against Marshall (4/23) ... batted .500 (3-for-6) with two runs, three RBI and her first collegiate home run in the doubleheader at Chattanooga (4/18).
Redshirted ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... achieved the league's Academic Medal.
Attended Kell High School in Marietta, Ga. ... sat out her junior and senior seasons due to injury ... helped her team claim the 5-AAAAA region championship all four years ... received all-county honorable mentions from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Marietta Daily Journal in 2007 and 2008 ... named Kell High School's Best Offensive Player in 2007 and received the Longhorn Award for her leadership during the 2008 season ... posted impressive statistics at the 2008 16U fastpitch softball national tournament, including a .400 batting average and a .433 on-base percentage ... also recorded two doubles, five RBIs and four runs.
Full name is Heather Myriah Pearson ... born Dec. 8, 1991 ... daughter of Richard and Stephanie Pearson ... has an older sister, Brandi, and a younger sister, Carli ... also has a younger brother, R.J. ... majoring in psychology with a minor in biology.